If you have suffered the loss of multiple teeth, it is important that you
consider all of your options for rebuilding your lost dentition. Dentures are
a popular choice because they are convenient, cost-effective, and functional.
If you are interested in renewing your smile with dentures in Cambridge, MA,
reach out to Fresh Pond Dental
today. We will do everything we can to help you take full advantage of this
Why Choose Fresh Pond Dental for Dentures?
- Experienced, highly skilled dental team
- Custom prosthetics designed for function and aesthetics
- Comfortable and convenient treatment
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a dental prosthetic that consists of a gum-colored base and a
row of artificial teeth. They may be held in place via natural suction,
small clasps that go around the remaining natural teeth, or even prosthetic
tooth roots (dental implants). Various materials can be used to make
dentures, including both acrylic and porcelain. All traditional types of
dentures are removable, which makes them easy to care for.
How Do They Work?
The denture process varies from patient to patient, but here is a general
overview of the steps you might go through:
Our team will evaluate your candidacy for dentures and talk to you about
your treatment options.
Preparatory treatment. Some patients must have their
remaining natural teeth extracted, while others need to improve their gum
health before they can begin to enjoy the full benefits of dentures.
Designing your prosthetic. Ensuring that your new teeth
will fit and function well will require us to take multiple images, scans,
and impressions of your mouth. We will take numerous factors into account
during the design process, including your bite alignment, jawbone
measurements, and facial aesthetics.
Providing your denture. When your denture is ready, we
will coach you on how you can care for it and use it properly.
Types of Dentures
The three main types of dentures are:
Full dentures. A full denture replaces an entire dental
arch (either all of the upper or all of the lower teeth).
Partial dentures. You can think of a partial denture sort
of like a puzzle piece. It fits in around the remaining natural teeth to
fill in multiple gaps throughout a dental arch.
Implant-retained dentures. Rather than relying on clasps,
suction, or adhesive for support, implant-retained dentures attach to
dental implants, which are inserted into the jawbone at strategic
locations. They are the sturdiest and longest-lasting type of denture.
Benefits of Dentures
Some of the primary benefits of dentures include:
Non-implant dentures are one of the most cost-effective forms of tooth
replacement. Most dental insurance policies are willing to cover a
significant portion of their price.
As long as dentures fit well, they can restore your ability to comfortably
eat a wide variety of foods.
Because dentures are designed with your unique features in mind, they can
look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
With proper care, a non-implant denture can last for 5 – 8 years. An
implant-retained denture may last for well over a decade.